Veerappan’s brother Madhaiyan dead

Chennai, May 25:

Sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s elder brother Madhaiyan died of a cardiac arrest in Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday. He was 75.

Madhaiyan, who was in the Salem Central Prison as a life convict in connection with a murder case, was admitted to hospital after he suffered a severe chest pain on May 1.

In 1987, the Bangalapudur police in Erode district arrested Madhaiyan in connection with the forest ranger Chidambaram murder case. “He had been in prison for around 34 years,” a Salem Central Prison official said

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